Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA
My rating: 5/5
Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie…and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
Wow. This book left me speechless. I read the first book a couple of months ago and I loved it. But Crown of Midnight is on a completely different scale of epic. In this book, we get a lot more action, twists and feels.
The main characters:
-If you think Celaena was a badass in the first book, wait until you get to this one. She was much more deadly and to be honest, also scary. There was a lot more blood and gore in this one and I think it made the whole book a lot better, Celaena is one of my favorite female characters because she isn’t overly whiny and petty. Love her.
-We get to see a lot more of Chaol in this book. In the previous one, I felt he was just sort of in the background, so I was really excited that he got a major part in this book, The relationship between Chaol and Celaena also flourishes and I enjoyed those moments. I think Chaol is a very nice guy, but he’s a bit plain and boring which yes you guessed it: I’m team Dorian!
-Because we get so much of Chaol, Dorian is a bit neglected in this book. We still see him often, but not as much as in Throne of Glass. There is also a twist involving Dorian that I did not see coming. And it was amazing! Also the Dorian and Celaena moments were so cute.
Sarah J. Maas’ writing is beautiful; the imagery and descriptions are out of this world. I also love the different POVs she has, because we get to see other character’s views and opinions.
There were a lot of plot twists and betrayals that I cannot count them all.
And the cliffhanger at the end…woah.
If you’ve read Throne of Glass and you don’t know if you should read the sequel: read it now!
I cannot wait to read Heir of Fire and the three other books that will come after that.